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Parnity raises US$250,000 to perfect networking platform for freight forwarders
Contxto – Freight forwarding is anything but straightforward. When it comes to international logistics, delays in customs, messy paperwork, nasty weather… it can all make operations complicated. So to help small and medium-sized freight forwarding companies connect, Brazilian Parnity recently raised a seed investment for US$250,000. Unnamed investors from six different countries pitched the funds […]
Facebook and MassChallenge Mexico want startups that add connectivity to Latin America
Contxto – Even as you read this, you’re benefited by the force that is the internet. Nonetheless, it’s a benefit to which not everyone in Latin America has access. To deal with this problem, Facebook and MassChallenge Mexico are joining forces to launch, “Connectivity,” a new accelerator for companies creating solutions to ease internet access. […]
MassChallenge Mexico presents 2020 cohort, shares a few surprises along the way
Contxto – The wait is finally over! Yesterday (18), MassChallenge Mexico announced the startups that will join its 2020 accelerator cohort. Over 30 applicants have been chosen and will participate in its four-month program. During the live webinar announcement, Contxto’s Lead Editor, Alex González Ormerod, (virtually) joined the MassChallenge Mexico team led by Camila Lecaros […]
Facebook launches Startup Circles program in Colombia. Are you in?
Contxto – Often a startup’s success depends on the circles its leaders run in. For which there are initiatives that can help them network. Facebook “Startup Circles” is one such example. The program was launched in Mexico earlier this year and now it’s open in Colombia. Considering quarantines, this may not be the best time […]
Top 11 Mexican startups to watch in 2020
[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Okay yes, there are some big startups in Mexico such as Clip, Konfío, and Grow, but honestly those are way too obvious. Everybody already knows them, so if you’re here to read more about the big guys, I’m afraid you won’t find what you’re looking for. Instead, we plan to […]
Facebook continues Latam Startup Hub expansion, now in Colombia
Bogotá will soon be home to Latin America’s latest Startup Hub by Facebook. Colombian startups and developers can now expect to receive mentorship from the social media giant. The Startup Hub will focus on various topics to ensure their success at all levels. The initiative will not only be free but will seek to connect […]
MassChallenge reveals 10 technology startups participating in Facebook Accelerator CDMX 2019
Contxto – Personal training, mentorship, and exposure to potential investors. Like a timeless venture capital recipe, these factors will surely help the following 10 early-stage technology startups evolve into stardom at MassChallenge’s Facebook Accelerator CDMX 2019. Running from November 12 to February 21, this alliance aims to assist fledgling tech companies with Mexican operations to […]
Mexican startups take away over US$100,000 at MassChallenge Awards
Contxto – Just last week, MassChallenge Awards Ceremony took place in Mexico City where three outstanding startups earned hefty cash prizes. “This has been an exceptional year for us,” said Camila Lecaros, Managing Director of MassChallenge Mexico, in a recent press release. “From companies with niche data analytics platforms to businesses that sell honey-based beauty […]
Hughes Network and Facebook bring Wi-Fi Hotspots to rural Colombia
Contxto – Speaking of Facebook, earlier this month the company partnered with Hughes Network Systems to introduce new Wi-Fi hotspots across Colombia. Supported by Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi platform, this initiative will help merchants in rural areas to access the internet. “Express Wi-Fi supports the Facebook Connectivity mission to bring more people online with faster internet,” […]
MassChallenge collaborates with Facebook for upcoming Mexico City accelerator
Contxto – T-minus three days until the application cycle for Facebook Accelerator CDMX 2019 ends. If you’re a startup in Mexico, developing technological innovations, this means that you still have time to apply to this (free) eight-week accelerator. By the end, participants will obtain new tools and mentorship provided by Facebook for some effective scaling. […]